What they want:
We are looking for more stories about Dia de los Muertos, that magical time when the dead can return. For many, this is a time for celebration as we call our dead home—but there are those among us who may find that this time is a reason to fear…
Given the rich imagery and ritual/symbolism surrounding this particular holiday, there is a lot of room for creativity here. The subject matter for this project is wide open—we like to give our authors room to play—as long as it touches on the theme. We want you to scare us, to break our hearts, to leave us wanting more… We will accept fantasy, horror, magic realism, literary, and even the darkly humorous. We love quirky characters and stories written from unusual perspectives… please send us your best.
As you know, our tastes run dark but what’s most important to us is a good story; one that we want to read again and again. As we’ve said before, we’re not afraid of sex or violence (not even a bit) as long as it is important to the tale. We aren’t a fan of the gross, however, and we don’t love gore for the sake of gore. There really needs to be a point.
Deadline: July 1, 2014 (or until filled)
Length: 1,000-5,000 words
Payment: $30 + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: http://www.elektrikmilkbathpress.com/